Sweet smell of Okanagan’s botanical garden locations!
In this category, OKConnect.events lists the locations for botanical gardens within the Okanagan area, from North Okanagan to Central Okanagan to the Okanagan-Similkameen (South Okanagan). Exhibits of sculpted, designed, beautifully arranged gardens of plants and flowers that enhance the beauty of the Okanagan.
North Okanagan Gardens
Vernon Area botanical gardens
Vernon Area Botanical Gardens
At the heart of Vernon is Polson Park. Within the park there are some beautiful garden areas, to take a stroll, relax or just sit and enjoy. There are the Japanese Gardens, Rose Garden, the Floral Clock (beside the Hwy 6 entrance), as well as many wonderful flower strips throughout the park.
Polson Park Gardens
Central Okanagan Gardens
Kelowna Area botanical gardens
Kelowna Area Botanical Gardens
A trip to Kelowna should include the garden park locations, of which there are three. A relaxing stroll in any of the garden locations below is a blessing to anyone.
Guisachan Heritage Park
South Okanagan Gardens
Keremeos Area botanical gardens
Keremeos Area Botanical Gardens
Keremeos is in the Similkameen Valley along the Similkameen River. It is a lush valley at the edge of the Columbia Plateau sitting in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains. A thriving ecosystem lives in the Similkameen Valley, along the Similkameen River. It is no wonder settlers in the 1800’s came here to develop a new life on fertile land. What better place to have a heritage style botanical garden site.
Grist Mill & Gardens Keremeos
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Osoyoos Area botanical gardens
Osoyoos Area Botanical Gardens
Osoyoos lies in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains creating a hot, sunny, dry climate. It is Canada’s only desert because of the unique flora and fauna that call the area home. This arid zone is the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert which extends from Mexico into Canada.
Osoyoos Desert Centre
Penticton Area botanical gardens
Penticton Area Botanical Gardens
Penticton is surrounded by two fresh water lakes and gentle rolling mountains. With over 2100 hours of sunshine, and only 15 inches or rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.
Penticton Ikeda Japanese Garden
Penticton Rose Garden
Summerland Area botanical gardens
Summerland Area Botanical Gardens
Summerland is located in a semi-arid eco-zone, being a water challenged area, yet has the most biologically diverse eco-region. Summerland boasts a rich agricultural history. With its endless summers, warm vibrant fall, short mild winters, and a spring season that has the most hours of sunshine than any place in Canada.
Summerland Ornamental Gardens